2. Your giving produces a credit
Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit. (Philippians 4:17)
God gives us spiritual blessings
For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem ... 27 For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews’ spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings. (Romans 15:26-27, NIV, 1984)
God gives us financial blessings
Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously … You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion.
(2 Corinthians. 9:6,11, NIV)